Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the authoritative and infallible revelation from God to man.

 

We believe that God eternally exists in three persons-the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit-and that these three are one God, having the same nature, attributes and perfection, and worthy of the same worship and obedience.

 

We believe that man was originally created in the image of God but has fallen through sin, and as a consequence, has separated himself from God, being dead in sin. Man is now essentially and unchangeably unholy apart from divine grace.

 

We believe that Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father to manifest God to man and to become the Redeemer of a lost world. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and voluntarily accepted the Father’s will and became the sacrificial Lamb to take away the sins of man through His death on the cross. On the third day after his burial, He rose again and was received into heaven where He now rules over all things and makes intercession for His people.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who indwells each believer at the moment of their conversion and empowers believers to live the Christian life and give service to God.

 

We believe all who are united to the risen and ascended Christ are members of His Church regardless of denominational affiliation. Having become members one of another, all are under solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above sectarian differences and loving one another with a pure heart.

 

We believe that the local church is the primary instrument of God in the world today for the purpose of Biblical teaching, corporate worship, encouragement, fellowship, discipleship, evangelism and missions. Christians should make a commitment to a local church where they can be spiritually fed, connect with other ministries, and practice Biblical stewardship.

 

We believe that Christians are called to walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit, and so living in the power of the Spirit they will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. The flesh with its fallen nature needs to be kept constantly in subjection to Christ, so as not to come forth in our lives and bring dishonor to the Lord. In the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography.

 

We believe in the Biblical definition of marriage, which is the union between one man and one woman in covenant commitment.

 

We believe that after death those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ shall be resurrected and be reunited with Christ in heaven. Those who have not believed in Christ will be separated from God forever.

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